Need to bring some other parts of myself to this blog. So with that, some nerd stuff:
-I have been spending about two hours a day lately playing a game called Star Chamber online. (www.starchamber.net) It’s like a cross between a collectible card game (like Magic) and a board game…with a Star-Treky sci-fi theme. It’s basically one of the greatest games I’ve ever played and I’m a total addict. I’d love to play my friends on it, so maybe you should look into it. It does cost a bit of money to get cards…but there is a strong player community that’ll give you tons of free cards. They’ve given me hundreds.
-Recently read the sci-fi/woo-woo-fiction novel “The Fifth Sacred Thing,” and even with witchraft and magic and stuff I absolutely loved it. It reminded me once again of the spirituality of my politics…and how so much of what I believe is rooted in a simple love for life and people and animals, even if I end up getting distracted by big-word theory sometimes.
-I love youtube.com and I really have gotten into the fake tech-show called “infinite solutions.” See if you like it.
-I also am a sucker for Saturday Night Live’s digital shorts…I love the newer “laser cats” ones. When I was 8, my brother and I made a homemade “Aliens 3″ that was almost exactly like those videos.
-I tell my friends that the movie “Children of Men” was a movie for people like us. It’s the best movie I’ve paid $9 for in awhile. Also Dreamgirls…loved it. And I laughed more than I’ll admit at “Music and Lyrics” with Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore (saw it with my parents, okay!)
There’s much more nerd stuff that I keep inside. Maybe another day.